Steve Novak


  • Shot an NBA-leading 47.2 percent (133-of-282) from 3-point range in 2011-12
  • Scored a career-high 25 points on 4/17/12 vs. the Boston Celtics while playing for the New York Knicks

2015-16 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... Signed by the Bucks as a free agent on 2/22 and played three games with Milwaukee, averaging 2.3 points in 6.7 minutes per game before spraining his left knee (MCL) on 2/27 vs. DET and missing the remainder of the season ... traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Denver Nuggets on 2/18 along with D.J. Augustin and two future second-round draft picks for Randy Foye, and was waived by Denver on 2/19 ... in seven games with Oklahoma City, averaged 2.4 points on 50.0 percent shooting from the field and 55.6 percent from 3-point range.

PRO CAREER ... 2014-15: Acquired by Oklahoma City from the Utah Jazz through trade on 2/19 ... averaged 1.8 points in 5.6 minutes per game over 35 games with Oklahoma City and Utah in 2014-15 ... had a season-high 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from three at New Orleans (2/9) ... posted 12 points on 4-of-6 from 3-point range in the next game vs. Dallas (2/11) ... had nine points and three boards at Golden State (11/21) ... recorded double-digit scoring in two games. 2013-14: Appeared in 54 games (one start) for the Toronto Raptors, averaging 3.3 points and 1.1 rebounds in 10.0 minutes per game ... shot a team-best 42.6 percent (52-of-122) from 3-point range ... inactive in six games ... DNP-CD in 22 contests.

2012-13: Appeared in a career-best 81 games (one start) with the New York Knicks and averaged 6.6 points and 1.9 rebounds in 20.3 minutes ... set career-highs in minutes (1,641) and 3-point field goals made (149) ... shot 42.5 percent (149-of-351) from three, which ranked 11th in the NBA ... posted 19 double-figure scoring outings and one 20+ effort ... logged 30+ minutes on 10 occasions ... had 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting from three and a season-high seven boards in a career-high-tying 41 minutes at CHA (4/15) ... tallied 12 points and a career-high-tying four assists vs. L.A. Lakers (12/13).

2011-12: Appeared in 54 games with the New York Knicks, averaging a career-high 8.8 points in 18.9 minutes over 54 contests ... led the NBA with 47.2 percent shooting from 3-point range (133-of-282) ... had two 20+ scoring outings ... made a career-high eight 3-pointers en route to a career-best 25 points vs. Boston (4/17) ... had 12 DNP-CDs.

2010-11: Played in 30 games with San Antonio and Dallas, averaging 3.5 points in 7.2 minutes while shooting 52.2 percent (35- of-67) from the field, 56.6 percent (26-of-46) from 3-point range, and a perfect 8-for-8 from the charity stripe.

2009-10: Appeared in 54 games with the L.A. Clippers and averaged 2.1 points in 6.7 minutes ... recorded four double-digit scoring games.

2008-09: Played in 71 games (3 starts) for L.A. Clippers, averaging 6.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in 16.4 minutes per game ... went 119-of-286 (.416) from downtown to rank 19th among NBA players in 3-point percentage ... had four 20+ scoring games.

2007-08: Appeared in 35 games with the Houston Rockets and averaged 3.9 points and 1.0 rebounds in 7.5 minutes ... shot 47.9 percent (34-of-71) from 3-point range.

2006-07: Appeared in 35 games (one start) with Houston and averaged 1.5 points in 5.5 minutes during his rookie campaign.

PLAYOFF HISTORY ... (22 games, 1 starts) ... Has appeared in 22 playoff contests (one start) with Houston, San Antonio, New York and Toronto, averaging 1.7 points and 1.2 rebounds in 8.5 minutes per game ... 2014: Averaged 3.8 minutes and 1.3 rebounds over four games in Toronto’s First Round series vs. Brooklyn ... 2013: Appeared in nine games for New York against Boston and Indiana ... scored eight points in 16 minutes vs. Boston (4/26) ... 2012: Played in five games (one start) for New York, averaging 2.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in 19.0 minutes ... made first (and only) career playoff start in Game Three of series with Miami (5/3) ... logged a playoff career-high 24 minutes at Miami (4/28), knocking down 2-of-2 3-pointers to total a series-high six points ... 2011: Appeared in one game with San Antonio logging six minutes ... 2008: Played in three games for Houston, averaging 2.7 points in 7.0 minutes ... scored eight points in 12 minutes at Utah (5/2). NBA D-LEAGUE ... 2010-11: Appeared in two games for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League, averaging 18.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in 29.4 minutes ... 2007-08: Appeared and started in nine games for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League while on assignment from the Rockets (11/11-12/17), and averaged 18.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in 39.3 minutes.

COLLEGE ... Played four seasons at Marquette (2002-06), averaging 12.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 27.0 minutes over 126 games ... became Marquette’s all-time career leader with 354 3-pointers (.461 3FG) ... finished college career as Marquette’s all-time free-throw percentage leader (.931, 243-of-261) and ranked 10th on school’s all-time scoring list (1,567) ... 2005-06: Appeared and started in 31 games as a senior, averaging a career-high 17.5 points and 5.9 boards to go along with 1.3 assists in 33.8 minutes ... scored 20+ points on 11 occasions ... set career highs in points (41) and rebounds (16) vs. Connecticut (1/3/06) ... earned All-Big East First Team honors ... named Great Alaska Shootout Tournament MVP ... 2004-05: Played in 31 games (29 starts) as a junior ... averaged 13.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in 29.9 minutes ... ranked sixth in the nation for field goal percentage (.461) ... recorded seven 20+ scoring games and 26 double-figure efforts ... made at least four three-point field goals 11 times ... 2003-04: Appeared in 31 contests (29 starts) during sophomore campaign, averaging 12.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 29.5 minutes ... led Conference USA in free-throw percentage (.912) ... named Conference USA and Player of the Week (1/26-2/1) ... 2002-03: Appeared in all 33 games as a freshman, posting averages of 6.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in 15.5 minutes ... recorded eight games of double-figure scoring ... shot 50.0 percent or better from the floor in 24 contests ... competed in the NCAA Final Four ... earned 2003 All-Conference USA Freshman Team honors and named Conference USA Sixth Man of the Year.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS ... Selected by the Houston Rockets in the second round (32nd overall pick) of the 2006 NBA Draft ... traded by the Rockets to the Los Angeles Clippers for future draft consideration on 8/6/08 ... signed as a free agent by the Dallas Mavericks on 9/23/10 ... waived by Dallas on 1/11/11 ... signed to the first of consecutive 10-day contracts by the San Antonio Spurs on 2/8/11, and for the remainder of the season on 3/4/11 ... waived by San Antonio on 12/19/11 ... signed as a free agent with the New York Knicks on 12/21/11 ... traded by the Knicks to the Toronto Raptors along with Marcus Camby, Quentin Richardson, a 2014 second round draft pick, a 2016 first round draft pick and a 2017 second round draft pick for Andrea Bargnani on 7/10/13 ... traded by the Raptors to the Utah Jazz along with the rights to New York’s 2017 second round draft pick in exchange for Diante Garrett on 7/10/14 ... traded by the Jazz to the Oklahoma City Thunder along with center Enes Kanter in exchange for center Kendrick Perkins, forward Grant Jerrett and the draft rights to center Tibor Pleiss on 2/19/15 ... traded by the Thunder to the Denver Nuggets on 2/18/15 along with D.J. Augustin and two future second-round draft picks for Randy Foye ... waived by Denver on 2/19/16 ... signed by the Milwaukee Bucks as a free agent on 2/22/16 ... re-signed with the Bucks on 8/29/16.

PERSONAL ... Born on July 13, 1983, in Libertyville, Ill. ... grew up in Brown Deer, Wis. ... majored in communications studies ... met his wife, Christina, while both were attending Marquette ... coached by his father, Michael, at Brown Deer High School ... his brother, Chris, also played at Brown Deer High ... his sister, Andrea, played collegiately at Michigan Tech ... dedicates time to support Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation (LDSF) by helping to increase awareness and raise funds for the syndrome and related connective tissue disorders.


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